Nov 23, 2009 5:30pm EST
or another, a birth a disappointment. today, katie is 110. >> in the post lady's hand is the birthday card which will make somebody very happy or very cross. waiting upstairs, katie masters, 110 today. we first met her after her 109th birthday. she was so sick of getting the same card from the clean every year, she wrote to buckingham palace to complain. >> what did you not like? >> the dress. yellow. every year. >> you were fed up with that? >> yes. >> the palace took her complaint so seriously, prince william was sent round to her care home to apologize. he promised he would make sure next time she would get a different card. which brings us to today. >> this is the moment of truth. "happy 110th birthday." >> the ninth year. >> from her majesty. >> looking on, the queen in her dreaded yellow dress. >> oh, look. [unintelligible] it is blue. >> it is blue. >> is lovely. -- it is lovely. oh, yes. that will do. that will do. >> you prefer that one? >> yes. >> it is the present she wanted most of all. the question now -- what color would you like next year? >> [unintelligible] [laughter] >> b
Nov 17, 2009 12:00pm EST
book, the katie couric interview was disastrous. there were other moments in the campaign where she did not measure up intellectually. is that a setback for women? >> that is the good thing about sarah palin is whatever sarah palin does is sarah palin does. i think we hit the point now there are enough women and men at least near the top that everything everybody does is not taken as something that represents the entire sex. tavis: you talk about two issues that i want to raise now. that you talk about in detail in the book as perhaps the two big issues where the advancement of women are concerned from 1960 until now. i'll take them in this order first. the role of women in the workplace. >> well, you know, what makes me happy about doing these books is that the history books on women that i have done, if you look back at get completely away from this idea that women were weak and they were -- they didn't try hard and we came and liberated them all in 1968. women -- have always risen to whatever the occasion is and they have always done everything that the country and their families hav
Nov 10, 2009 10:00pm EST
: katie haaser is one of those patients. she's having her third baby. >> i'm very satisfied with the system, especially during my pregnancy. i think it's maybe not perfect, but it's the best i can imagine. >> reid: what does she pay? >> actually, nothing. i don't have to pay anything. >> reid: while pregnant women pay nothing, there is a co-payment for most patients. but you'll love this: it costs ten euros-- that's about 15 bucks-- and you only have to pay that once every three months. if you lose your job, what happens to your health insurance? >> health insurance continues with no change if you lose a job. we do know very well that people who become unemployed are at an increased risk of becoming ill, and therefore becoming unemployed is about the worst time to lose health insurance. so therefore everyone who loses a job remains in exactly the health insurance system he is in. >> reid: german insurance plans actively compete among themselves for customers even though they are not allowed to make a profit. so what's in it for them? >> sickness funds do not want to perish.
Nov 18, 2009 6:00pm EST
was a bad interview last year with cbs's katie couric. >> i'm just going to ask you one more time, not to belabor the point, specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation. >> i'll try to find you some and bring them to ya. >> my fault, my bad they answered the way they answered. >> woodruff: palin defenders say the media continues its unfair treatment of her in this week's "newsweek," where she's pictured on the cover in running shorts. palin called it sexist on her facebook page. but conservative david frum says she has brought it on herself. >> this is a woman who got into a position of leadership by sending very powerful sexual signals. and we see that in the way that men like her much more than women do. >> woodruff: palin's re-entry comes as the gop starts to recover from the body blow it took in last year's elections. but susan molinari says palin needs to move beyond the party's base. >> neither political party gets to be the majority if all we do is keep that tent really small. >> woodruff: matthew continetti, a palin fan, agrees: >> and the central thin